Committee on Innovation & Value presents their policy recommendations:
European Member States are increasingly faced with multiple socio-economic issues that challenge the sustainability of their healthcare systems. Aware of such challenges, young Europeans are eager to harness and protect the potential of health innovation, which could bring sustainable solutions to some of today’s most pressing issues.
Health innovation should bring added value to people’s health and wellbeing through increased efficiency,
effectiveness, safety, quality, affordability and sustainability. It can take multiple forms, such as breakthrough treatments, novel technologies and improved processes and services that empower citizens and patients.
We want the European Union to be a global leader in the development and implementation of health innovation. We want Europe to be conducive to innovation and to place patients and citizens at the centre when shaping the future of health – if not for the seven in ten Europeans who believe that the EU should do more in terms of health, then for future generations.
To stimulate health innovation and its value for the next generations, we recommend to:
1. Set up a “European Health Innovation Day” to promote a common understanding on the value of health innovation and engage European citizens in setting health priorities.
2. Develop an EU framework for patient involvement in the full life-cycle of health innovation development.
3. Facilitate the objective assessment of all factors important to patients and caregivers in healthcare resource decisions.
4. Establish a permanent EU body to prepare for the regulatory and ethical challenges of disruptive technologies.
5. Prepare the health workforce to deliver innovation within health systems.
6. Broaden and facilitate the appraisal and decision-making on health innovations within the European market to benefit decision makers, patients and innovators.
You can find the full recommendation by clicking the image below:
November 8, 2017
The added value of the EHP by Joseph Elborn – EHP President 2017
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